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A Day of Prayer and Fasting (the 9th of September, Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, S.J.)
Our bishop is calling on us to see Wednesday, the 9th of September, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting, seeking the Spirit’s assistance in our longing for reconciliation between the divisions highlighted in recent days.
Below are links to find a letter from Bishop Emeritus Steib and Bishop Talley, calling for this Day of Prayer and Fasting. On this Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, let us join in praying and fasting on the 9th, for peace and for justice and for true, heartfelt reconciliation.
We must stand together in the Lord, and speak of His Way of Life. The two months before the national election will be stressful. We are to bring His peace to this stress, and His Truth.
We are to speak plainly, about the evil we are seeing, in the racism that affects the soul of the nation and the violence and hatred pictured hour by hour on the Internet. We do this, knowing the Victory won in His Cross and Resurrection.
LETTER FROM BISHOP TALLEY AND BISHOP EMERITUS STEIB ON THE MEMORIAL OF ST. PETER CLAVER 2020
OPEN WIDE OUR HEARTS
MEMORIAL OF ST. PETER CLAVER